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replacing shocks question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FLAtacoma05, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Dec 12, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    FLAtacoma05

    FLAtacoma05 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a 2005 tacoma 2nd generation.
    Have a toytec 3" leveling kit with 885s and a 3" body lift. you would think that it would give me 6" but it doesnt seem like it around another tacoma with the same or equivalent lift or even a full 6" system.

    I have the same shocks since i bought the truck in 2005. im going to replace them dont worry lol their on order but would this lift it up a little or level it more maybe because the older shocks were worn out....?

    just curious, thanks guys
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Wait if I'm understanding this correctly, you have ALL of the following:
    1. Toytec spacer kit
    2. OME 885's
    3. body lift

    If I'm understanding correctly, that would 9", not 6", no?

    I'm really hoping I'm misunderstanding you and that you didn't actually stack a spacer lift and a coil spring lift.

    Wefe you running the 885's on stock shocks?
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    brelandt

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    X2 on that. Even if the shocks are blown the coil would hold it up. Otherwords it shouldn't effect the height at all. but the 885 is WAY tOO much for stock struts! EEKS!
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Pugga

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    Aside from adjustable shocks, shocks do nothing for ride height, they just dampen the ride. So if you put the same shocks on new, at the same setting, you'll sit at the same height.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    FLAtacoma05

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    I have the Toytec ultimate leveling kit 3" with stock struts + body
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    FLAtacoma05

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    i want coilovers but can only afford shocks right now. any suggestions? i been told several times the bilstein 5100 adjustables are great shocks but i shouldnt buy them to put on my truck unless i planned to keep them at factory height and no higher
     
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